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Germany: See this farmer diaper his COW in protest of new EU rules01:07

Germany: See this farmer diaper his COW in protest of new EU rules

Germany, Gmund am Tegernsee
October 9, 2014 at 01:47 GMT +00:00 · Published

Bavarian farmer Johann Huber wrapped a giant diaper around his cow Doris on Thursday in protest of new rules proposed by the European Union Commission to ban cow dung from hillsides with a gradient more than 15 percent.

The Bavarian Farmers Association (BBV) is now calling out for new rules, as this would mean enormous incision in local agriculture. Slurry and dung are not pollutants, but valuable fertilizers, they say. The EU Commission plans to ban cow dung from hillsides with a gradient more than 15 percent. The goal is to avoid water pollution by stopping nitrates from leeching into ground waters.

Huber's family farm in the Bavarian village of Gmund am Tegernsee has reportedly been running since. 1590.

Germany: See this farmer diaper his COW in protest of new EU rules01:07
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Bavarian farmer Johann Huber wrapped a giant diaper around his cow Doris on Thursday in protest of new rules proposed by the European Union Commission to ban cow dung from hillsides with a gradient more than 15 percent.

The Bavarian Farmers Association (BBV) is now calling out for new rules, as this would mean enormous incision in local agriculture. Slurry and dung are not pollutants, but valuable fertilizers, they say. The EU Commission plans to ban cow dung from hillsides with a gradient more than 15 percent. The goal is to avoid water pollution by stopping nitrates from leeching into ground waters.

Huber's family farm in the Bavarian village of Gmund am Tegernsee has reportedly been running since. 1590.

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